Pakistani police has arrested one of the terrorists involved in the assault on the Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009.
According to sources, the police had taken Adnan Khosa into custody for a bank theft that took place on May 14, in the city of Taunsa Sharif, Dera Ghazi Khan.
After interrogation, the arrested Khosa admitted that he was involved in the terrorist attack on the Lankan team in Lahore, along with his father Qari Irshad.
As per sources, Khosa and his father had left Pakistan after the attack and had recently come back from Dubai.
A few days earlier, the anti-terrorism court of Pakistan had remanded four suspects in the case, allowing police to keep them in custody for another 12 days.
Recent developments show that Investigation is under process and there is need for further inquiry from Mohsin Rasheed, Muhammad Javed Anwar alias Chaudhry Waqas, Qari Muhammad Ishfaq and Ubaid-ur-Rehman Qamar alias Khalid Zubair.
On March 3, 2009, terrorists attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team’s tour bus, when they were headed to Gaddafi stadium.
According to officials, 12 terrorists, equipped with weapons, attacked the Sri Lankan bus at Liberty round-about in Lahore. When they started targeting the visiting team, Pakistani police escorts tried to protect the Sri Lankan cricketers and returned fire.
During this terrorist attack, Sri Lankan players Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Ajantha Mendis, Thilan Samaraweera and Haranga Paravitarana got injured.
Six policemen and two civilians were also killed in the attack. The Lahore Test was called off and Sri Lanka’s tour got cancelled after the attack.
After the sad incident Pakistani security agencies held Lashkar-e-Taiba responsible. Meanwhile media in Pakistan were blaming Islamic militants and Al-Qaeda. According to initial investigations, the terrorists wanted to kidnap the cricketers.
David Morgan was the president of the ICC at that time and he rated Pakistan as an unsafe venue for cricket after the terrorist attack.
He said, "Things will have to change dramatically in Pakistan in my opinion if any of the games are to be staged there. I think that international cricket in Pakistan is out of the question until there is a very significant change, a regime change I guess."
Since the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team, International cricket teams have been refusing to visit Pakistan, affecting the scope of cricket in the country.